Roseville-Little Canada Review

Tue
17
Sep

Nonprofit school for children with hearing loss expands in Roseville


Northern Voices teacher Elizabeth Rogers works with two soon-to-be graduates of the school’s preschool program, Ava (Left) and Sammy, both 5. (Joshua Nielsen/Review)

Northern Voices in Roseville, a nonprofit school and daycare center focusing on listening and spoken language, provides a unique learning experience for young children who are deaf or hard of hearing.
And in the school’s preschool, some children’s speech seems more advanced than the typical 5-year-old’s.
“What color are you coloring the roof of the house?” a curious little girl asks the boy across from her. “I’m coloring the roof blue,” he says.

Tue
17
Sep

Cities set not-to-exceed levies for 2014

Local cities have set a cap on their property tax levies for next year.
Last week, the cities of Roseville, Lauderdale, Falcon Heights and Little Canada approved their 2014 preliminary tax levies. The final levies can’t be increased now that the preliminary levies have been set by the city councils.

Tue
17
Sep

Ramsey County misses out on disaster relief funding

Although cities in Ramsey County reported damages totaling a little over $1.47 million from the powerful summer solstice weekend storms, the county still fell about $280,000 short of the threshold set for state and federal disaster relief funding.

Tue
17
Sep

“Dirt” comment fuels argument in Little Canada

Arrests, Thefts and more around Falcon Heights, Lauderdale, Little Canada, and Roseville - Roseville Area police reports Sept. 17, 2013

Wed
11
Sep

Highway 36 reopens between White Bear Ave. and 61


Traffic has been running smoothly along Highway 36 without the previous intersection congestion since the official re-opening Aug. 31. The new English St. bridge and interchange are pictured looking west from the new pedestrian bridge. The entire project will be completed later in the year. (photos by Linda Baumeister/Review)

After what seems like an eternity, traffic in Maplewood will finally be able to begin flowing at an faster pace. After a long 75-day closure, state Highway 36 between White Bear Avenue and U.S. Hwy. 61 in Maplewood has finally reopened for use.
The section of roadway now features a grade-separated diamond interchange at English Street, which the Minnesota Department of Transportation expects to help traffic flow and minimize backups. The English Street intersection was previously signalized, causing long delays at the light during peak traffic hours.

Wed
11
Sep

Roseville woman arrested in connection with five bank robberies

A 23-year-old Roseville woman was arrested Monday at Rosedale Center in connection with several bank robberies throughout Minnesota and Wisconsin.
FBI spokesman Kyle Loven said the woman, who has not yet been charged in the robberies, was arrested by FBI special agents and Roseville police officers without incident at about 8:30 p.m.

Wed
11
Sep

Ramsey County bids on Vadnais Sports Center


Ramsey County wants to buy the ailing Vadnais Heights Sports Center. (Linda E. Andersen/Review)

Ramsey County Commissioners voted in favor of submitting a bid to purchase the Vadnais Heights Sports Center on Tuesday, Sept 3.
The board met for nearly two hours in a closed session before voting 6-1 to submit a bid for the 200,000-square-foot sports facility by the Friday, Sept. 6 deadline.
The Sports Center houses two NHL regulation hockey rinks with seating for 1,300 spectators, locker rooms, a 100,000-square-foot dome with 1.5 full soccer fields, three batting cages, a 100-meter track, two volleyball courts, concessions, a conference room and offices.

Wed
11
Sep

The day everything changed


Folks gathered round the radio to hear first-hand accounts of the Japanese bombing of Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, -- the day everything changed. (photo courtesy of the Ramsey County Library system)

Ramsey County libraries are taking a new look at World War II
When Judy Woodward, history coordinator for the Ramsey County Library system, began to look for opportunities for post-summer programs, she says she again thought about World War II and how veterans’ experiences need to be shared.
U.S. veterans of the 1941-45 war are dying at the rate of more than 600 a day, according to the Veteran’s Administration.

Tue
10
Sep

Golden retriever fun fair, walk set Sept. 15


"Lovey Howl Reisetter" is a 7-year-old rescued golden retriever owned by owned by one of the RAGOM volunteers -- "the love of my life," as her owner puts it. The Retrieve a Golden of Minnesota fundraiser will be held in New Brighton Sunday, Sept. 15.

It'll be pure gold(en) at Long Lake Regional Park Sunday from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., as the "Goldzilla" fun fair and walk brings together people and canines to benefit the Retrieve a Golden of Minnesota rescue organization.

Tue
10
Sep

Candidates prepare for upcoming local elections

Though summer may be on its way out, the upcoming election season is just beginning to heat up.
The Roseville Area Schools District 623 and the city of Falcon Heights will hold elections Nov. 5 for school board seats and city council seats, respectively.  
Contact information for all candidates is available on the Ramsey County website at www.co.ramsey.mn.us/elections/index.htm.

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